Minnesota restaurants and bars resume indoor service, with restrictions
January 12, 2021
Pedicures done, the only thing missing to top off Jane Murray's birthday celebration on Monday with cousin Dawn Kaphingst was a place to grab a bite to eat - and maybe an adult beverage.
Thanks to Gov. Tim Walz's relaxation of his most recent shutdown of restaurants and bars, mission accomplished. The women sat in a sun-drenched booth at Longfellow Grill in south Minneapolis, delighted at the timing and thankful to be able again to meet loved ones somewhere other than home.
"It's very important," Kaphingst said. "Keeping relationships with family and friends. Socializing. Keeping local businesses open. I think for the health of everybody, just being around people."